LED Grow Lights

AeroFarms in Ithaca, N.Y., a provider of aeroponic technology, has acquired a first-of-its-kind instrument for testing the application of LED lighting to plants. The company is working in cooperation with Cornell University’s Dept. of Horticulture and the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The instrument has an array of LED lights that can emit the exact spectra of light necessary to grow plants while excluding all other spectral bands.
AeroFarms has an aeroponic controlled environment production system for leafy greens that produces crops year-round using artificial light. The new testing equipment will be able to control spectral bands, intensity and exposure duration to determine impact and yield and quality of leafy green vegetables grown by AeroFarms.


LED Lights: Efficient Indoor Growing

With the ever-growing price of food in 2008, grow lights became every green-thumb's best friend.

Traditional grow lights use large amounts of electricity, which kind of defeats the point of using them to save money to grow food.  Even if you're using a grow light to grow non-essentials, traditional grow lights generate – and waste – a lot of heat and burn up your utility budget at the same time.

LED grow lights stay cool and use only a tiny fraction of the energy of traditional grow lights.

http://www.LEDinsider.com  will be offering grow lights soon. In the meantime, you can find LED grow lights at LED Grow Lights.com and LED TRonics.

Efficient Indoor GrowingEach “SolarOasis Ruby Grow Light” uses less than 2 watts of power. They are designed and optimized for plant growth, not human vision. They produce only red and blue light which the plants can use.